Bird flu, malaria, plague and West Nile virus are infectious diseases we've all heard of. Find information on these epidemics and more in this section.

MRSA 101

MRSA, also called the superbug, is a bacterium becoming resistant to antibiotics. Read about treating MRSA infections and how MRSA can be controlled.

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  • Infectious Diseases 101

    Infectious Diseases 101

    Your body is constantly dealing with microorganisms, its own and those introduced from the outside. Some microorganisms can cause what are called infectious diseases. Learn how the body deals with them. See more »

  • Top 10 Eradicable Diseases

    Top 10 Eradicable Diseases

    There are few loftier goals than eradicating a disease. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, but, it's not for lack of trying. Read on to discover more about these efforts and learn about the top 10 eradicable diseases. See more »

  • Does SARS have an effect on white blood cells?

    Does SARS have an effect on white blood cells?

    SARS causes a low white blood cell count. Learn more about how SARS affects white blood cells from this article. See more »

  • Facts About Pneumonic Plague

    Facts About Pneumonic Plague

    If you symptoms of the pneumonic plague, you should seek expert help immediately. Check out facts, tips, and preventative information about the pneumonic plague. See more »

  • History of Black Plague

    History of Black Plague

    It was said that the cause of the black plague was a particularly sinister alignment of the planets, or a foul wind created by recent earthquakes. Learn more about the history of the black plague and how this disease spread. See more »

  • How does a virus behave in the body?

    How does a virus behave in the body?

    In general, people are at their most contagious approximately three days after having been exposed to a virus. You can learn more about how a virus behaves in the body from this article. See more »

  • How does the flu spread?

    How does the flu spread?

    Flu season in North America usually begins in November and runs until March. Learn more about how the flu spreads from this article. See more »

  • Is there a SARS vaccine?

    Is there a SARS vaccine?

    Researchers developed a safe and effective SARS vaccine. Learn more about SARS vaccine from this article. See more »

  • What causes cold sores?

    What causes cold sores?

    Cold sores are painful blisters that appear on or around the lips. Learn what causes cold sores in this article. See more »

  • What is foot-and-mouth disease?

    What is foot-and-mouth disease?

    Foot-and-mouth diseases is a pretty odd-sounding name. So what is this condition? See more »

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